Graduate Certificate in Nursing Science (GCertNSc)

Program Code

GCNSC

Academic Year

2017

Program Faculty

Special Notes

Note: There will be no intake into this program in 2017.

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies).

Overview

This program is designed to provide opportunities for nurses to develop advanced skills in clinical inquiry, practice and leadership in professional nursing. It provides students with knowledge and understanding of research methods, critical analysis, clinical management and leadership and theoretical perspectives that inform nursing.
The Graduate Certificate in Nursing Science is an AQF Level 8 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 0.5 years.

Conditions

Condition of Admission
Student and Professional Registration: Students accepted into the program are required to be registered with the relevant regulatory authority and working as a registered nurse a minimum of 0.64 FTE in the specialty area.
Condition of Enrolment
Interruption of program: Students must apply for permission from the Program Coordinator before taking a Leave of Absence. Any extension of the leave without approval will result in the loss of place in the program but an application may be made to be re-admitted to the program subject to the admission procedures in place at the time.

Academic Program Rules for Graduate Certificate in Nursing Science

There shall be a Graduate Certificate in Nursing Science.

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the Graduate Certificate in Nursing Science, the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study from one of the following specialisations with a combined total of not less than 12 units:

  • Apheresis Nursing
  • Evidence Based Practice
  • Hyperbaric Nursing
  • Infection Control
Core Courses

To satisfy the requirements for Core Courses students must complete courses to the value of 12 units.

Apheresis Nursing

Evidence Based Practice

Hyperbaric Nursing

Infection Control Nursing

Courses to the value of 12 units from the following:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
NURSING 5104OL Microbiology and Epidemiology 6
NURSING 6117OL Infection Control Nursing 6